University of Texas at Austin
UT Health Info Technology Certificate

About Us

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Meet the HIHIT Team

Funding for the HIHIT programs was made possible on April 2, 2010, when the university received an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant awarded by the Office of the National Coordinator, Health Information Technology to the Professional University Resources and Education for Health Information Technology(PURE-HIT) Consortium, a collaboration of Texas State University, The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics. The consortium received 5.4 million dollars, the largest award in the nation among the nine programs funded for university-based education in Health IT.

In 2017, we joined the Texas McCombs Executive Education office. We are excited to be a part of this new family and look forward to hearing from you!

Our Faculty

Dr. Leanne Field

Leanne Field, Ph.D., M.S.

Director of Digital Healthcare Innovation

Clinical Professor

Betty Adams

Betty Adams

Faculty Affiliate

Joshua Barbour

Joshua Barbour, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate, Assistant Professor

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Sri Bharadwaj

Faculty Affiliate

Vincent Fonseca

Vincent Fonseca, M.D., MPH, FACPM

Faculty Affiliate, Adjunct Professor

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George Gooch

Faculty Affiliate, Chief Executive Officer

Clyde Hewitt

Clyde Hewitt

Faculty Affiliate

James Honn

James A. Honn, C.R.T.T., M.S.M.

Faculty Affiliate

Bob Ligon

Robert Ligon, M.S. PMP, CPHIMSS

Faculty - Lecturer

Dr. Fernando Martinez

Fernando Martinez, Ph.D., FHIMSS CHCIO

Faculty Affiliate

Dr. Rick Nauert

Rick Nauert, Ph.D., MHA, PT

Faculty - Clinical Associate Professor

Kent Nutt

Kent Nutt

Faculty Affiliate, Communication Director

Tushar Patel

Tushar Patel

Faculty Affiliate

Julie Rennecker

Julie Rennecker, PhD, BSN

Faculty Affiliate

Mark Steiger

Mark Steiger

Faculty Affiliate, Director of Virtual Care and Innovations

Steven Synder

Steven T. Synder

Faculty Affiliate, Senior Attorney

Visiting Professor Varghese

Zacharia Varghese, M.D., MPH

Faculty Affiliate

Our Staff

Phyllis Bellon, B.S.

Phyllis Bellon

Administrative Associate, Tuition and Finance

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Amanda Smits

Student Success and Enrollment Coordinator

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Erin Steppe

Senior Student Enrollment and Success Manager